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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: June 18, 1999

Intel Grants CSUS Funds for Engineering Scholarships
and Outreach Efforts

The Intel Foundation, the charitable arm of the Intel Corporation, has made grants totaling $40,000 to the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento to support student recruitment and academic scholarships.

Five renewable scholarships for first-year students who intend to major in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science or computer engineering will be supported by $10,000 of the donation. In addition, the Intel Foundation has committed to continue annual funding for these scholarships while each year awarding five new renewable scholarships to other first-year students. Students who demonstrate success in advanced mathematics and science in high school and community college, possess a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, and exhibit leadership in other activities will be eligible for consideration.

The Intel Foundation also granted $15,000 for outreach programs at local high schools and for enhanced recruitment efforts in the region. CSUS faculty and administrators will host on-campus programs and tours for high school students, and work with high school counselors and teachers to encourage students to take higher level mathematics and science classes and to consider careers in engineering. A grant of $15,000 was also made to the MESA Engineering and Computer Science Program, which recruits and assists students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Intel Foundation supports math, science and education programs for underrepresented groups and works to strengthen relationships between the high technology industry and university faculty and students. In 1998, the Intel Foundation donated $62,632,634 to higher education in 15 countries worldwide.

More information is available by contacting Amanda Carson Banks, development director for the CSUS College of Engineering and Computer Science, at 278-6629, or the CSUS public affairs office at 278-6156.


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